Mediation Center core team members will work with your organization to tailor training programs for your needs; each bring examples and insights from more than twenty-five years of professional experience.

Events and Registration

Mediation Center training can be tailored for organizations or groups. Please call 612-222-0023 for more information.

This five-day, 40-Hour Family Mediation Training offers mediator tools and strategies for effective communication and resolution. Trainers provide participants with the positive approach to resolving family issues related to separation and divorce.

  • 40-Hour Family Mediation Training
    January 27, 2020 - January 31, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
40-Hour Family Mediation Training $1,545.00 (USD)   Expired
40-Hour Family Mediation Training - Early Registration (through Jan. 6) $1,445.00 (USD)   Expired
40-Hour Family Mediation Training - Gov't/Non-Profit Employee $1,445.00 (USD)   Expired

Gain eligibility for the MN State Court Administrator’s Office ENE Provider List and become a Rule 114 Qualified SENE and/or FENE with this three-day SENE and FENE Training that provides participants with the theories, processes and standards involved in an ENE’s work. Learn to conduct ENE sessions with neutrality, from forming a team to providing clients with constructive feedback while encouraging an atmosphere conducive to a successful outcome.

  • February 5, 2020 - February 7, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) Training $500.00 (USD)  
Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE) Training $250.00 (USD)  
SENE & FENE Training - Early Registration (through Jan. 21) $675.00 (USD)   Expired
SENE & FENE Training $750.00 (USD)  
SENE & FENE Training - Gov't/Non-Profit Employee $675.00 (USD)  

Event Phone: 612-222-0023

Join us for Networking Coffee to gain insight into the field of mediation, to learn more about mediation training and how to become a mediator. Mediation Center’s trainers and experienced conflict resolution practitioners sit down with you for some coffee and conversation.

  • Networking Coffee
    February 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
Details Price Qty
RSVP - Networking Coffee $0.00 (USD)  

Hone your communication, leadership and conflict resolution skills in our interactive and experiential introduction to the process of mediation. Join us for 30-Hour Civil Mediation Training at Mediation Center, with Aimee Gourlay, JD, and Susan Mainzer, JD, March 4-7, 2020. This course satisfies the training requirements to join the MN Statewide Civil Facilitative Neutrals Roster.

  • March 4, 2020 - March 7, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details Price Qty
30-Hour Civil Mediation Training $1,345.00 (USD)  
30-Hour Civil Mediation Training - Early Registration (through Feb. 6) $1,245.00 (USD)  
30-Hour Civil Mediation Training - Gov't/Non-Profit Employee $1,245.00 (USD)  

with Karen Irvin, PhD, LMFT and Jennifer Joseph, JD April 16, 17,18, 23, 24 & 25, 2020 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Early Registration (through Mar. 19): $1,595.00 Registration (after Mar. 19): $1,695.00 Location: Mediation Center Classroom – Suite 180 7400 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55423 39 standard, 2 ethics & 2 bias CLEs/ (more…)

  • Custody Evaluation Training
    April 16, 2020 - April 25, 2020
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Custody Evaluation Training - Early Registration (through Mar. 19) $1,595.00 (USD)  
Custody Evaluation Training $1,695.00 (USD)  
Custody Evaluation Training - Gov't or Non-profit Employee $1,595.00 (USD)  

Event Phone: 612-222-0023

Family mediation gives people who are separated or divorcing a creative alternative to the family courts for making decisions. Mediation is a cooperative and constructive way to resolve differences and plan for the future. Minnesota District Court requires that alternatives to court be considered early in the dissolution process. Certified family mediation skills training with expert trainer and experienced practitioner Karen Irvin, PhD, LMFT, provides the opportunity to become a qualified family facilitative neutral under the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts Rule 114.

  • 40-Hour Family Mediation Training
    April 30, 2020 - May 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details Price Qty
40-Hour Family Mediation Training -Early Registration (through Apr. 9) $1,595.00 (USD)  
40-Hour Family Mediation Training $1,695.00 (USD)  
40-Hour Family Mediation Training - Gov't or Non-profit Employee $1,595.00 (USD)  

Parenting Time Expeditors and Parenting Consultants (called “Parenting Coordinators” in other states) are used in cases where parents have a lot of conflict about parenting arrangements to reduce the harm that on-going conflict causes to the children. Karen Irvin, PhD, LMFT, and Andrea Niemi, JD, experienced family ADR practitioners, will walk training participants through the steps necessary to become a Parenting Time Expeditor and Parenting Consultant for families in conflict. Gain clarification and understanding of the Parenting Time Expeditor and Parenting Consultant family neutral roles.

  • Parenting Time Expediting/Parenting Consulting
    November 17, 2020 - November 20, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Parenting Time Expediting/Parenting Consulting Training Early Registration $1,245.00 (USD)  
Parenting Time Expediting/Parenting Consulting Training $1,345.00 (USD)